Ground Beef Recalled Nationwide Over Deadly Contamination


Over 132 pounds of ground beef products are now being recalled by Cargill Meat Solutions. This is due to a fear that those products may be infected with E. coli.


The Food and Safety Inspection Service (FSIS) is reporting that one person has died and 17 others have become sick as a result of the outbreak that started August 16.

If anyone has purchased any of the products listed below, they are urge to throw them away or return them to the store where they were purchased.

Posted by Cargill on Friday, January 6, 2017

This is been classified as a Class I recall, meaning there is a “reasonable probability that the use of the product will cause serious, adverse health consequences or death.”

In addition to the recall, the FSIS is urging consumers to ensure that the ground beef they do eat is cooked to an internal temperature of 160°.

The following is a list of items recalled, according to the FSIS:

Note: “Chub” refers to ground beef packaged in a cylindrical, plastic tube.

3-lb. chubs of “OUR CERTIFIED 73/27 FINE GRIND GROUND BEEF” with a USE OR FREEZE BY JUL/11/18 and case code 00228749057646.

3-lb. chubs of “OUR CERTIFIED 73/27 FINE GRIND GROUND BEEF” with a USE OR FREEZE BY JUL/11/18 and case code 00228749002653.

10-lb. chubs of “EXCEL 73/27 FINE GRIND GROUND BEEF” with a Use/Frz. By Jul 11 and case code 00228749089098.

10-lb. chubs of “EXCEL 73/27 FINE GRIND GROUND BEEF” with a Use/Frz. By Jul 11 and case code 90028749002751.

10-lb. chubs of “EXCEL 81/19 FINE GRIND GROUND BEEF” with a Use/Frz. By Jul 11 and case code 90028749003536.

10-lb. chubs of “EXCEL GROUND BEEF 81/19 FINE GRIND” with a Use/Frz. By Jul 11 and case code 00228749003568.

10-lb. chubs of “EXCEL CHUCK GROUND BEEF 81/19 FINE GRIND” with a Use/Frz. By Jul 11 and case code 90028749402773.

20-lb. chubs of “EXCEL 81/19 FINE GRIND GROUND BEEF COMBO” with a Use/Frz. By Jul 11 and case code 90028749073935.

10-lb. chubs of “Sterling Silver CHUCK GROUND BEEF 81/19 FINE GRIND” with a Use/Frz. By Jul 11 and case code 00228749702416.

10-lb. chubs of “CERTIFIED ANGUS BEEF CHUCK GROUND BEEF 81/19 FINE GRIND” with a Use/Frz. By Jul 11 and case code 90028749802405.

10-lb. chubs of “CERTIFIED ANGUS BEEF CHUCK GROUND BEEF 81/19 FINE GRIND” with a Use/Frz. By Jul 11 with case code 00228749802413.

10-lb. chubs of “Fire River Farms CLASSIC GROUND BEEF 81/19 FINE GRIND” with a USE/FREEZE BY: 07/11/2018 with case code 90734730297241.

E. coli: What You Need to Know

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says that there are some 265,000 cases of E. coli infections reported on an annual basis by health professionals. There is also the possibility for unreported cases because people may get infected but not experience symptoms severe enough to get an official diagnosis.

Some of the symptoms of E. coli infection can include: severe stomach cramps, diarrhea, bloodied diarrhea, vomiting, and mild fever. Most people are able to recover within a week but the symptoms vary from one individual to another.

The CDC also talks about preventative measures to avoid becoming infected with E. coli. This can include proper kitchen sanitation and handwashing procedures when preparing food. Meat should also be cooked to a proper temperature. Avoid unpasteurized dairy products or raw milk. Do not swallow water when swimming.



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